Home Inn (Beijing Zhongguancun)
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... hotel. Then our driver did not know where our hotel(which is the official one) was. We had passed it as I had noted but as he did not speak English and my Mandarin is non existent I couldn't tell him. After several stops where he asked for directions he finally found someone who knew and 5 minutes later we arrived!
Our hotel is very swish and the IAAF has organised free WiFi with unrestricted access to the internet which means I can post this on ...
... are over the top, neon signs all over the place etc. As it turns out thats exactly what its really like. Picture any China town you've ever seen and you're practically here with us! One thing we're not quite so fond of are the prices, which are noticeably higher than India/Nepal, though you can still bag a pint for a quid, perhaps we're being picky?!
On Tuesday we were picked up at our hostel at 6am and driven to the Great Wall at the Jinshanling section. It took about ...
... to as most places are filled with Chinese tourists and very few westerners. After the silk marker we met Windy again and he took us to 798, the artists district which is full of cool galleries, shops, cafés, cinemas, graffiti and other street art. I wish I had discovered this place sooner as it was awesome! It was difficult to get to as it's at the end of the metro line then a bus for 20 minutes then a 10 minute walk, but so worth it! We are food there which was lovely but ...
... hour private bicycle tour of the Liqun Alley slums and we got to see a part of Beijing that is pretty well hidden (slum alleys where tenants have refused to move)
- ate lunch at a world famous Peking Duck restaurant in the slums where celebrities and world figures such as Jackie Chan and Al Gore have eaten
- 2.5 hour Flight from Beijing to Chongqing
- met Claire's parents for the first time and it was a little awkward at first but we eventually hit it off pretty ...
... 20 pearls in it!
Then onto the Temple of Heaven where we met up with Gerlinde and Jerome again. This is a temple the emperor would visit twice a year to pray for a good harvest. Everything used the number nine - nine pillars, nine stairs, nine rings. The inner building holds tablets with the prayers.
Outside the Temple of Heaven Is a beautiful open park area. We were struck by the number of locals coming to play poker, or chinese chess, or sing or ...